You don’t get much more sunshine-soaked than the naturally caffeine free flavor of Rooibos (pronounced ‘roy-boss’ if you were wondering!). This copper tinted herbal infusion has been enjoyed by South Africans for hundreds of years, and now its refreshing, earthy flavor is getting the recognition it deserves from tea drinkers the world over.
Rooibos is an incredibly unique herb that’s traditionally only grown in one place on the planet—the stunning Cederberg mountains north of Cape Town, where it thrives beneath the blistering South African sun. It’s an infusion that has a taste similar to dried fruits, with hints of sweet honey and earthy notes. We think it makes a wonderfully versatile alternative to regular tea and coffee—perfect for all you adventurous sippers out there.
TEA TIME IDEAS: ROOIBOS TEA
Red Rooibos tea’s uniquely earthy, slightly sweet taste is surprisingly versatile, pairing just as marvelously with savory foods on the fragrant and spicy end of the flavor spectrum as it does with sweet treats. If you’re a sucker for savory, we think a cup of rooibos works wonderfully alongside something hearty and aromatic, like a chickpea stew or vegetable curry. Got more of a sweet tooth? Try those earthy flavors with a lovely fresh cinnamon swirl. In short: it’s a tea to enjoy as much with your mains as it is with your dessert!